A worker installs one of the new lights at West ParkExperts make light work of installing new lampposts to illuminate an Erewash park – as a £245,000 project gets under way again after being hit by the wet winter.

Erewash Borough Council appointed contractors last year for the boost to Long Eaton as part of its £25million Town Deal.

But the stormy weather in 2023 meant work had to be paused after West Park was left flooded.

A total of 42 lampposts will light up an extra 1,215 metres of pathways so residents can go walking, running and cycling after dark.

Two gateways are among previously unlit sections that will be illuminated.

The new low-energy lighting will complete a figure of eight pathway through the park. Power will also be installed at the bandstand.

The Town Deal investment is money the council helped to secure from the government to regenerate Long Eaton.

Richard Ledger, chair of the Long Eaton Town Deal Board, said: “Getting the West Park lighting project back on track really is brilliant news. Residents will soon be able to make even more use of what is a much-loved local amenity.”Levelling up logo blue and white

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